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  • Article: EB-5: 2020 and Beyond By H. Ronald Klasko

    Article: EB-5: 2020 and Beyond By H. Ronald Klasko

    EB-5: 2020 and Beyond by H. Ronald Klasko The EB-5 program is undergoing the most significant changes in over 10 years – maybe ever. The changes are driven primarily by the new regulation increasing investment amounts and significantly restricting the geographical areas that qualify as “targeted employment areas”.  Secondarily, the lengthy quota backlogs in the three most prolific EB-5 countries, as well as the unprecedented USCIS processing delays, all combine to make th...
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  • Article: Comprehensive Regulatory Change to Employment-Based Immigration in 2020 By Jordan Gonzalez

    Comprehensive Regulatory Change to Employment-Based Immigration in 2020 by Jordan Gonzalez In the employment-based immigration context, the Trump Administration’s vision of compressive immigration reform has become synonymous with “Buy American and Hire American,” a policy hallmarked by restricting access to the “legal” immigration system. So far, the Trump Administration has largely relied upon U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency charged with r...
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  • Article: How to Get Your H-1B Employee on the Job by October 1, 2020 By Sheila Danzig

    How to Get Your H-1B Employee on the Job by October 1, 2020 by Sheila Danzig Employers fear that the new H-1B application process may cause H-1B employees to not be able to begin work on their start date of October 1, 2020, the first day of the fiscal year. This year, significant changes to the H-1B cap-subject application process will go into effect. In years previous, the entire H-1B petition was due the first week of April, and from there a lottery was conducted followed by the ad...
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  • Article: Key Take-Aways from the S386 Durbin-Lee “Compromise” By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

    Key Take-Aways from the S386 Durbin-Lee “Compromise” by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP In mid-December 2019, Senators Durbin (D -IL) and Lee (R-UT) reached a bi-partisan compromise on the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.” This latest piece of immigration reform aims to phase out the per country limits on employment-based immigrant visas (a key step towards a green card). The bill has already passed in the House of ...
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  • Article: Intersection Of The Relief Act And Fairness For High Skilled Immigrants Act Of 2019 By Alan Lee, Esq. 

    Intersection Of The Relief Act And Fairness For High Skilled Immigrants Act Of 2019 by Alan Lee, Esq. There has been recent action with these two pieces of legislation aimed at reducing immigrant visa backlogs, which will hopefully continue with rapid pace when Congress again begins its work. S 2603, the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Extended Families (RELIEF) Act, which is widely regarded as the best hope for equitable expansion and distribution of immigra...
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  • Article: Top 10 Most Viewed Posts Published on the Insightful Immigration Blog in 2019 By Cyrus Mehta

    Top 10 Most Viewed Posts Published on the Insightful Immigration Blog in 2019 by Cyrus Mehta Thank you for reading and supporting The Insightful Immigration Blog. Listed below are the top 10 most viewed blogs that were published in 2019. While these are the 10 most viewed blogs, each blog is a carefully crafted gem, and we invite you to read all of them. In 2019, the Trump Administration continued its assault on immigration to the United States. The Remain in Mexico policy has sever...
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  • Article: Top 10 Immigration Stories of the Decade By Kevin Johnson

    Article: Top 10 Immigration Stories of the Decade By Kevin Johnson

    Top 10 Immigration Stories of the Decade by Kevin Johnson     Many "best of the  decade" lists (see, e.g., TV shows; novels; movies) are appearing in newspapers and the blogosphere.  Here is a quick stab at the top ten immigration stories from 2010-2019.  My focus was on the stories on topics and issues that have had long term impacts on U.S. immigration law and policy.  If readers think that I missed something, pl...
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  • Article: U.S. Immigration Civil Surgeon Revocations By Joseph Barnett and Bernard Wolfsdorf

    U.S. Immigration Civil Surgeon Revocations by Joseph Barnett and Bernard Wolfsdorf Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP attorneys have practiced immigration law exclusively for over three decades, yet despite our specialization in the field, only recently have we been approached by physicians who have received a “Notice of Revocation” of their respective Civil Surgeon designations from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).  This appears to be a trend based on USC...
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  • Article: Dawn of a New Era for EB-5 December 2019 Year-What to Expect for 2020 By Joseph Barnett, Bernard Wolfsdorf, and Vivian Zhu

    Dawn of a New Era for EB-5 December 2019 Year-What to Expect for 2020 by Joseph Barnett, Bernard Wolfsdorf, and Vivian Zhu On November 21, 2019 a new era of EB-5 began when the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program modernization regulations were published as a final rule. The regulations increased minimum investment to $900,000 and $1,800,000 for non-TEA. Moreover, USCIS severally restricted the definition of a TEA and stripped states of the right to designate TEAs. As a result, we are now in...
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  • 12月24日 - 国会的2019年

    12月24日 - 国会的2019年

    今日亮点: 国会的2019年 国会的2019年 ; 规避加州禁令 美当局加急扩大私人移民拘留所 ;美国芝加哥华埠房价持续飙升 止桥港区涨幅达9.9% ; ICE虚设大学“钓鱼”调查 600人涉学生签证欺诈 。 欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英语): 企业移民趋势报告 作者: Bernard Wolfsdorf 头条: 国会的2019年 点击这里 头条: 规避加州禁令 美当局加急扩大私人移民拘留所 点击这里 头条: 美国芝加哥华埠房价持续飙升 止桥港区涨幅达9.9% 点击...
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